46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

46 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Manchester, Train to Windermere
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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Chipping Campden
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction), Kandoo Adventures (in Penrith) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Windermere is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Windermere due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 5 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Wast Water (in Wasdale Head). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth planning tool.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In August in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & Glasgow Tigers Speedway). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Cockermouth in August, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.
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Fort William — 6 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Finn Falconry (in Oban) and Kyle of Lochalsh (Falls of Glomach & Eilean Donan Castle). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, stroll through Glencoe Lochan, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip website.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 6 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, and explore the activities along River Ness.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Chipping Campden.
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Chipping Campden — 5 nights

Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chipping Campden: Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures), St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, stroll around Kiftsgate Court Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and look for gifts at Cotswold Lavender.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chipping Campden trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Chipping Campden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chipping Campden when traveling from Inverness in August, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 6 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Gloucester (Jet Age Museum, Gloucester Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bath travel route planning site.

You can drive from Chipping Campden to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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